Congress seeks SEC orders for removal of TRS ads from metro rail pillars

Back in demand: Printing units of flex, banners and campaign material are doing brisk business, thanks to the forthcoming GHMC elections.   | Photo Credit: Nagara Gopal

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded that the State Election Commission order the removal of advertisements of TRS party from the pillars of Hyderabad Metro Rail and other public spaces.

He met State Election Commissioner C. Parthasarthi and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate removal of TRS party advertisements on all pillars of L&T metro rail, which is a public-private partnership firm with State and Central governments funding.

TRS party has put up advertisements on RTC bus shelters and public toilets too, he said.

The TPCC president also alleged that BJP and MIM were working together to polarise voters on religious lines. Citing an example, he said MIM has helped BJP come to power in Bihar Assembly elections. “Everyone knows that if there was no MIM, RJD-led Mahagatbandhan would have come to power in Bihar. Despite making claims that it protects the interest of Muslims, MIM is strengthening the BJP at all levels,” he alleged.

Party slogan

He said the Congress party was contesting the GHMC elections with the slogan ‘Reject communal BJP-MIM, Reject corrupt TRS and vote for Congress for development’.

Mr Uttam Reddy was accompanied by senior leaders including MLC Jeevan Reddy, Hyderabad City President M. Anjan Kumar Yadav and TPCC general secretary G. Niranjan among other party members.

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